Difficulties

A Sick Faith & The 48-Hour Policy

Faith was poorly yesterday complaining of belly ache and feeling sick.

We kept her off as a precaution but within half an hour of school starting, she was back to her usual self – feeling fine and driving me crackers. She didn’t seem poorly to me so she was definitely going to school the next day.

Morning came around and she seemed back to her usual self. She was up early, had her breakfast and was arguing with her brother like she does every morning.

We just got home after the school run when Liam received a phone call – a lady asking for me. As he passed me the phone I recognised the lady’s voice straight away. It was the receptionist from the school. Apparently Faith had been sick and had to be sent home despite seeming perfectly fine that morning. I think she just over ate or just didn’t want to be in school again, as she was perfectly fine again once she arrived back at home and had been playing with Aurora in her room.

The receptionist mentioned that there is a 48 hour policy meaning that Faith won’t be allowed back in school until Friday – they break up for the summer holidays for 7 weeks that day. It’s going to be a fun week. I’m already extremely stressed out with everything that needs to be done this week.

Aurora was to have a taster session at playgroup, so I had to get somebody to watch Faith so that we could take her as we already had to cancel her first appointment because of Faith being off on the Monday.

I think having the 48 hour policy in place is important if the children has genuinely got a stomach bug but I think they should also take the parents opinions into consideration about their children and whether they are just pulling a sicky or not.

I know Faith and I know she’s not genuinely feeling poorly. She’s being her usual hyperactive self wanting to snack on food all day. She’s going to miss school for 2 more days for no reason at all. I wouldn’t mind so much if she was actually feeling unwell.

I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt an early night tonight and get some well deserved quality time with the Mr. At the moment we’re just constantly busy being parents and not having enough time together to be a couple. I think it’s about time we spent some time together just me and him to relax instead of focussing on other stressful things.

Wish me luck! It’s going to be a busy week ahead, or should I say a busy 7 weeks for that matter!

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-Zoe

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